How To Keep Stainless Steel Thermador Appliances Looking Sleek And Shiny

Thermador offers a diverse line of cooking, cleaning, and refrigerator products, among other items. Many of their appliances, such as upright refrigerators, wall ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers, have sleek stainless steel finishes. While stainless steel appliances will give your kitchen a fresh, modern look, you must regularly clean and maintain them to ensure they look and perform their best.

Don't let everyday wear and tear, such as fingerprints and grease stains, taint your sleek Thermador stainless steel appliances. The following are a few simple techniques to you can use to give the items a sparkling clean finish:

On a Daily Basis 

1. Get in the habit of cleaning up any spilled food, liquids, or other debris immediately or as soon as you can for the best results. Use a clean, soft rag, such as a microfiber cloth, to wipe up or absorb the mess. Even if you don't have time to thoroughly clean the area with a cleaner right away, it's important to remove as much as possible.

2. At least once a day, such as when you're washing your dinner dishes, wipe the stainless steel appliances down with a warm water and mild detergent mixture. Use a gently, grease-fighting formula if possible. 

Simply dip a cloth into the soapy solution, wring out the excess moisture, and wipe down the entire appliance surface, concentrating any any especially dirty areas, such as refrigerator or oven door handles. Move the damp cloth in the direction of the stainless steel grain as you wipe, to avoid streaking. Finish the process by wiping the appliances down with a clean, dry dishtowel. 

On a Weekly Basis

1. Once a week or as needed, depending on how much use your appliances get, give the items a deep cleaning. Take the time to get rid of any stubborn, stuck-on debris or hard-to-remove grease spots. To eliminate food build-up, you can make the same dish detergent and hot water solution, but add about a 1/2 cup of undiluted vinegar to the mix. Work the mess off in the same manner, drying the area with a cloth afterward.

If the vinegar solution doesn't work, gently scrub at the stain using an old toothbrush or a nylon cleaning brush. Avoid using any harsh, abrasive items, such as steel wool, which can damage the stainless steel finish. 

2. To create a smooth, shiny surface, buff the appliances with a bit of olive oil, or any other type of oil designed specifically for use on stainless steal. Dip a soft cloth into the oil and buff the steel surface, again working in the direction of the grain for a streak-free appearance. 

For more information, contact a company like Gringer & Sons Inc.